Polenta with Pepper and Cheese



4 cups water

1 1/2 cup corn meal (or polenta, uncooked)

1 can whole kernel corn mixed with green and red peppers (11 ounces, drained)

1 can green chilies (7 ounces)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon margarine or butter

6 ounces cheese, cheddar, reduced fat, shredded

1 can pinto beans (15 ounces, rinsed)


Cilantro sprigs

1 red bell pepper (cut into rings)


8 servings

1. In a medium sauce pan, bring the water to a boil. Gradually add the cornmeal or polenta, Reduce heat to low.

2. Continue stirring, add the corn, chiles and the salt. Cook 6-8 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.

3. Gently stir in the margarine, cheese and beans. 

4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.

5. Garnish with red bell pepper rings and cilantro. 

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